I know it is bad to revive old threads, but we have been enjoying our Seafarer 38 for several years now and I love the boat. There are minor annoyances (fake teak wallpaper that was sold as a "feature" in '74), but really I have no major complaints. She sails much better than expected, and can be set up to be very livable. We are in the PNW and I am perfectly comfortable with the boat. Aside from the interior the build quality in my view is to a higher standard than many newer boats.